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Maricopa in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lakeview Gusher No.1

California Historical Landmark

 
 
Lakeview Gusher No.1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
1. Lakeview Gusher No.1 Marker
Inscription.  America's most spectacular gusher blew in here on March 14, 1910. Initially 18,000 barrels per day, the flow later reached an uncontrolled peak of 100,000 barrels per day, completely destroying the derrick. This Union Oil Company well produced nine million barrels of oil in 18 months.

 
Erected 1952 by Moicene Parlor No. 228 N.D.G.W., Kern County Historical Society, Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 485.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
 
Location. 35° 5.486′ N, 119° 24.066′ W. Marker is in Maricopa, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Petroleum Club Road, on the left when traveling north. 1.5 mi North of Maricopa via Hwy 33, turn onto Petroleum Club Road between Kerto and Cadet Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Petroleum Club Road, Maricopa CA 93252, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker
Lakeview Gusher No.1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
2. Lakeview Gusher No.1 Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Maricopa's Jail (approx. 2 miles away); West Kern Oil Museum (approx. 3.9 miles away); Midway Cemetery - 25 Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away); History of Taft (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Fort (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Fort, Taft (approx. 5˝ miles away); Tulamniu Indian Site (approx. 6.7 miles away); Midway Field - Well No. 2-6 (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Lakeview Gusher foundation image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
3. Lakeview Gusher foundation
Lakeview Gusher Pipe image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
4. Lakeview Gusher Pipe
Lakeview Gusher History Billboard image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
5. Lakeview Gusher History Billboard
Photo Displayed on History Board image. Click for full size.
6. Photo Displayed on History Board
Lakeview Gusher
Photo Displayed on History Board image. Click for full size.
7. Photo Displayed on History Board
Lakeview Gusher Oilworkers
Photo Displayed on History Board image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, April 6, 2012
8. Photo Displayed on History Board
Maricopa - the early days
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 739 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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